Camp Meadowlark

Bringing Help, Hope, Inspiration and Joy to Children One Assist at a Time!

Camp Meadowlark

Basketball Hall of Famer, Meadowlark Lemon, the ageless hoop-master, “Clown Prince of Basketball”, was passionate about ensuring that every child had a chance at chasing their dreams no matter what background they may have come from.  He created Camp Meadowlark, a co-ed sports camp that began in 1989 offering camps nationwide to reach young people, and was featured in Sports Illustrated. Through his initiatives Meadowlark positively impacted many children bringing joy and hope to their lives. In 2014, Meadowlark and his daughter, Crystal Joy Lemon Brix went to Germany and Austria to do a two week long Camp Meadowlark for the children of active duty Military troops stationed in Europe.

The Meadowlark Lemon Legacy Foundation is dedicated to carrying on the legacy and commitment of Camp Meadowlark.  Admired Basketball Friends of Meadowlark from the NBA, Harlem Globetrotters and other leagues will coach the campers sharing his legendary skills, lessons, and inspiring philosophy’s on how they too can pursue and achieve their dreams.

“It’s important for kids to see the hard work that it takes to be really good at something. They get to see that it takes commitment to develop talent; and when kids work hard at something, they’re too exhausted to get into trouble – it’s good for them and their communities.”     ~Meadowlark Lemon

Physical conditioning was a key factor in the longevity of Meadowlark’s career, and the difference between an average player and one of the legends of the game. Camp Meadowlark teaches young athletes about applying the mental or psychological parts of the game to everyday life to handle pressure, to set goals, and to strengthen moral character.

Our coaches are personally dedicated to every camper giving them one-on-one attention helping them improve their individual basketball skills in all areas of the game. It’s a unique and fun-filled learning experience with a focus on becoming a total player. Each camper is taught to learn the skills, when to use them, how to practice, then put them to use. These are the fundamentals upon which Meadowlark built a long lasting career leading to the highest honor any professional player can received – Basketball Hall of Famer Class of 2003.

As a special feature, these young athletes get passing, dribbling, and basketball handling skills. Each camper completes the camp feeling good about their achievements.  Meadowlark understood that when young people feel good about themselves they will also treat others with more respect.

Physical:

Camp Meadowlark is designed to show the importance of physical condition as a key factor in the longevity of Meadowlark Lemon’s career, the difference between an average player and one of the legends of the game.

Psychological:

Applying the mental parts of the game to everyday life to handle pressure, to set goals, to strengthen moral character and treat others with respect and kindness. Learn to become a team player, practicing good sportsmanship on and off the court, challenging yourself to get better each day and enjoying your successes along the way.

Social:

To be able to interact with players and individuals from all other walks of life, regardless of gender, race, color or creed. To replace bullying with respect and seeking to understand and appreciate the uniqueness of others.  Following the “Golden Rule” to treat others the way you want to be treated….”

Spiritual:

To give God glory for all our talents and gifts.

The Meadowlark Lemon Legacy Foundation coaches’ will carry on Meadowlark’s commitment of personal dedication to every camper and a guarantee that Camp Meadowlark will be a very unique and FUN-FILLED learning experience.  Your child’s opportunity…to be taught the skills, lessons, and inspiring philosophy’s of the Legendary Meadowlark Lemon, Basketball Hall of Famer and the most popular member of the most beloved sports team in history – The Harlem Globetrotters.

Become a Total Player

  • Learn The Skills
    • When to Use Them
    • How to Practice…
    • Then Put Them to Use..

Camp Meadowlark Staff

Our sport specific staff of coaches and counselors, including some of Meadowlark’s Basketball Friends from the NBA, Harlem Globetrotters and other leagues will be coaching the Campers.   They have been carefully screened and selected on their ability to teach and relate to young people focusing on the whole player, teaching your young athlete skills they need both on and off the court to become a better athlete. Each Camp Meadowlark staff member is capable of discussing on a one-on-one level the importance of teamwork, responsibility, academic perseverance, dealing with peer pressure, self-motivation, building a positive self-esteem and the dangers of substance abuse, bullying and violence.

Here’s How A Meadowlark Camper Will Benefit

  • Intense teaching of basketball skills whether you are a newcomer to the sport or a varsity level player
  • Individual attention
  • Learn to analyze and correct your shot
  • Experience team contribution and role acceptance
  • Motivation to work independently during the off season
  • Challenge yourself
  • Motivational advice
  • Awareness and instruction sessions conducted by professional

Camp Features

  • Total instructions from individual play to team concept
  • Meadowlark’s Book “Trust Your Next Shot”
  • Camp T-shirt
  • Instructional Ball
  • Guest Speakers
  • Stressing Academic Achievement, Health and Character Building Skills
  • How to Practice

Camp Meadowlark Staff Will Teach You

  • Ball Handling
  • Dribbling
  • Passing
  • Rebounding
  • Shooting
  • Footwork
  • Vision
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